Devotionals & Spiritual Practices

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Holy Wednesday Devotional - March 31, 2021

Holy Wednesday Service  for March 31, 2021.

Holy Tuesday: Wholeness and Healing - March 30, 2021

Wholeness and Healing service for March 30, 2021.

Holy Monday Devotional - March 29, 2021

Devotional service for Holy Monday.

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Lenten Midweek Worship - March 24, 2021

Week five of our weekly Wednesday Lenten Worship services.

Lenten Midweek Worship - March 17, 2021

Week four of our weekly Wednesday Lenten Worship services.

Lenten Midweek Worship - March 10, 2021

Week three of our weekly Wednesday Lenten Worship services.

Lenten Midweek Worship - March 3, 2021

Week two of our weekly Wednesday Lenten Worship services.

Lenten Midweek Worship - February 24, 2021

Week one of our weekly Wednesday Lenten Worship services.

Ash Wednesday Worship - February 17, 2021

This is our annual Oberlin Road combined worship. Participating churches are:
Oberlin Baptist Church
St. John’s Baptist Church
White Memorial Presbyterian Church
Wilson Temple United Methodist Church

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9@9 with Grier Booker Richards, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Chip Pope, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
February 17-Prelude to Lent with Chip
February 16-Prelude to Lent with Grier
February 15-Prelude to Lent with Grier

 

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9@9 with Grier Booker Richards, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Chip Pope, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
January 29 - With Chip
January 28 - With Grier
January 27 - Psalm 65 with Chip
January 26 - Psalm 54 with Chip
January 25: Psalm 145 with Grier

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9@9 with Grier Booker Richards, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Chip Pope, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
January 8: "Friday with Friends" with Malinda Pope 
January 7: Epiphany IV with Grier
January 6: Epiphany III with Chip
January 5: Epiphany II with Chip
January 4: Epiphany with Grier

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9@9 with Grier Booker Richards, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Chip Pope, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
January 1: with Pete Wood
December 31: with Grier
December 30: with Chip
December 29: With Chip 
December 28: Psalm 127 with Grier
December 25: Christmas with WMPC Staff

Christmas Eve Lesson & Carols - December 24

The church rejoices in Christ’s first coming, and eagerly looks forward to Christ’s coming again. We pray for the coming of Christ in glory, even as we give thanks for the mystery of God with us, Emmanuel. (While the tradition of Lessons and Carols has evolved since the model service was held in 1918, the scriptures and music still help us to trace the loving purposes of God from prophecy through fulfillment.)

Children's Christmas Eve Bell Service - December 24

This children's Christmas Eve worship service is a tradition at White Memorial.

Mid-Week Advent Worship - December 23

This Advent season we invite you to share Wednesday evenings with us as a time of reflection, prayer and music.

Mid-Week Advent Worship - December 16

This Advent season we invite you to share Wednesday evenings with us as a time of reflection, prayer and music.

Mid-Week Advent Worship - December 9

This Advent season we invite you to share Wednesday evenings with us as a time of reflection, prayer and music.

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Mid-Week Advent Worship - December 2

This Advent season we invite you to share Wednesday evenings with us as a time of reflection, prayer and music.

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As people of faith, bread is more than just something that we eat; it is a symbol of our faith that represents both physical and spiritual nourishment. Join Pastoral Resident Anne Galliher and Director of Food Services Macy Aguirre for a time to learn about bread making as a spiritual practice. We’ll explore Scriptural images of bread and learn how to make a loaf ourselves as we discover the spirituality of bread making.

 

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9@9 with Grier Booker Richards, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Chip Pope, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
October 30: Revelation with Chip
October 29: Revelation with Grier
October 28: Revelation with Chip
October 27: Revelation with Chip
October 26: Revelation with Chip

Parables of Jesus Bible Study

The well-known parables of Jesus are deep wells of Christian instruction and reflection, but ones that are often reduced to a single, simplistic meaning. Join us for a 10-week study of parables led by WMPC pastors as we explore the depth of Jesus’ teaching and ask what these stories might have to say to us today
Study session recordings.

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We hope you'll join Cate Church Norman, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care or Anne Galliher, Pastoral Resident for Lectio Live on Thursdays at 1 p.m. as we practice a contemplative way to read the Bible called Lectio Divina. It’s an ancient yet simple practice that means “holy reading.” In Lectio Divina, we slow down and listen for God’s word. We take time to listen for words or phrases that stand out for us, and we listen for a call that God may be placing on us.
November 11: Lectio Live with Anne
October 29: Lectio Live with Cate
October 1: Lectio Live with Anne
September 17: Lectio Live with Cate
September 10: Lectio Live with Cate
September 3: Lectio Live with Anne
August 27: Lectio Live with Cate
August 20: Lectio Live with Cate
August 13: Lectio Live with Cate
August 6: Lectio Live with Anne Galliher
July 30: Lectio Live with Cate
July 23: Lectio Live with Cate
July 16: Lectio Live with Cate
July 9: Lectio Live with Cate
July 2: Lectio Live with Cate
June 18: Lectio Live with Cate
June 11: Lectio Live with Cate
June 4: Lectio Live with Cate

Possibility & Peril: A Conversation About Hope

Hope is a Christian virtue with a rich history, but it can be hard to wrap our minds around in a world that experiences great depths of suffering. Join Pastoral Resident Anne Galliher and Pastor Christopher Edmonston for a conversation about the everyday practice of hope. We'll learn from the perspective of Christian ethics and the biblical witness and reimagine our understanding of this hallmark of our faith.

September 27, 2020 - Zoom Recording

 

Friday, August 14, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

9@9 with Grier Booker Richards, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Chip Pope, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
June 26: Ruth with Grier
June 25: Ruth with Grier
June 24: Ruth with Grier
June 23: Ruth with Chip
June 22: Ruth with Chip

Friday, June 19, 2020

 Friday, June 12, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

9@9 with Grier Booker Richards, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Chip Pope, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
May 29: Esther with Grier
May 28: Esther with Chip
May 27: Esther with Grier
May 26: Esther with Chip
May 25: Esther with Grier

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Join Christopher Edmonston as he leads us in a Bible study, digging deeper into the text of Psalm 31.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

9@9 Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Meditations with Grier Booker Richards, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Chip Pope, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families.
Good Friday Meditation with Grier
Maundy Thursday Meditation with Chip

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Holy Week Devotional Guide
We invite you to download the devotional guide our pastors and music staff have prepared for Holy Week. Daily scripture, prayer and reflection are included.

Worship at Home
During Holy Week we are offering live-streamed services:
     Palm Passion Sunday | 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
     Maundy Thursday | 7:00 p.m.
     Good Friday | 7:00 p.m.
You can watch the live stream at our website or using Facebook Live. If an interruption does occur, you can connect here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Chip Pope, Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families, delivers a Prayer Service in preparation for the death and rising of Jesus Christ. Please take a listen, featuring a performance of The King of Love is God, Glory to God Hymn 802, by Karl Zinsmeister, Director of Music, and members of the WMPC Adult Choir.

 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Listen to Parish Associate Judy Siker's devotional as she tell us what she has done while at home this week, and gives suggestions for what we can do at home as well.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Listen as Christopher Edmonston gives us a devotional on Psalm 130.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A message from Associate Pastor for Outreach, Gloria Johnson: Greetings to all of you! This is a shorter version of what I would have done for my Lenten service last week (March 18.) Imagine some beautiful music (we had some ready) and imagine being together (we would have been) and in the very middle of that I would have done this in longer form. Anyway, hope you take to heart the scripture and what Jesus was trying to tell us all as we get so busy with life that we don't take time to rest. Blessings to you all. We are still taking the journey to Jerusalem, just not the way we imagined.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Listen to Cate Church Norman, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care, teach us another way to worship from home. Praying the Psalms is both a prayer and a Bible study, and one of Cate's favorite devotional ways to read scripture.